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, our 12th season on the boston duck tours. >> we took a special ride on the boston duck tour. it's a way to see the city from land and water in the same vehicle. the ducks were around long before this tour began. they go all the way back to world war ii. and what is a boston duck? >> a boston duck is basically a world war ii amphibious landing craft that has been converted into a touring vehicle. so we take people around the city of boston on land and then also into the charles river. these vehicles were used for a lot of different things during world war ii. and mainly they were used as a supply vehicle because they could take supplies from ships onto the mainland. >> the amphibious trucks became known as "dukws." originally designed by general motors, the duck was 31 feet long and 8 feet wide. that's over three times the size of your average s.u.v. it weighed 6½ tons, even though it had no armor. it traveled 50 miles per hour on land and 6 miles per hour in water. it's a challenge for the tour's con-duck-tors. [conductors] >> they're pretty interesting to drive 'cause you are
for tour guides. it is already very open. it is different from the regulations in new york city. that is another market we're in. we're looking forward to allowing san francisco to lead the way by showing the impact our platform can have. we are also really concerned with the tax issue as well. so far, the tax code is really segmented largely for personal and business taxes. the sharing economy presents a nuanced situation. individuals are not businesses but are enjoying a new stream of income. we are interested in having that conversation in a way where we can use the new economy to benefit the city as well as individuals who are proactively taking all entrepreneurship in their own hands to leverage their own resources and knowledge to supplement their income. >> at task rabbit, we're looking to partner with the city and generate more awareness around what we do and how consumers and small businesses can get involved. we have a lot of small businesses utilizing the network as a delivery force or on demand labor force, particularly with seasonal businesses. they do not want to h
think it is a discussion we should have. i personally would like to get a tour of the facilities that are out there and any other commissioner that wants to familiarize himself with it. because it seems that we have a permanent place on this agenda that it's talked about. whether we like it or not. so maybe we can like it a little more. >> i actually don't know where they are. i would like to -- >> yeah, we -- >> okay. >> and in fact, we did -- when i first came on as commissioner we did do a tour of the facilities. it was laid out what was going to go where, what was going to be done, some resources. possible resources there were. then it just -- then it was just dropped. this was some time ago. i think it would be good to have other commissioners go on the tour and, you know, kind of get brought up to date on what's happened with that project. >> okay. >> is there any public comment on this? being none, public comment is closed. communications? is there any public comment? being none, public comment is closed. 16 is adjournment. >> all in favor in favor. aye, aye, aye. thank yo
barack obama has arrived in new jersey to tour the devastation left in the wake of super storm sandy. >> obama was joined by new jersey governor chris christie, who is republican, but christie has praised the way the president has handled the crisis. they viewed storm damage by helicopter. obama will also be meeting with residents and emergency workers. >> cleanup work is in full swing on the east coast after sandy flooded cities, washed out bridges, and caused billions of dollars in damage. >> but new york city is making it clear it is back in business. mayor michael bloomberg rate in the opening bell at the new york stock exchange, which was closed for two days. >> the storm killed over 40 people on the east coast and caused unprecedented damage. >> life is slowly returning to normal in new york. on wall street, major stock their first two-day closure ine- over a century. emergency generators provided the power. most of lower manhattan is still in the dark. an unusual event in the city that never sleeps. >> you look uptown, and you see lights. you look downtown and it is completely
consideration for tmz provided by -- >> get on the tmz hollywood tour. day time, nighttime, seven days a week. we have nothing better to do. you never know who you'll see. >> oh, my god. >> everybody on the tmz tour. like the stars of beverly hills housewives, cee lo green. >> the tmz bus tour here. >> see where your favorite stars hang out, the sunset strip, hollywood, fancy shmancy beverly hills. the tmz hollywood tour. we show you the real hollywood. >> have a very serious bone to pick with you, jerry and i do. you made fun of us for having dogs dressed up for halloween. >> your dogs are dressed up? shut up! >> all dogs look cute dressed up for halloween. tell me these dogs are not frickin' adorable. >> that's your dog! >> hypocrite. hypocrite. >> i don't know anything about this. >> look at those adorable dogs all dressed up. >> i swear to god, i don't know anything about this. >> carter dressed up as alligator, laila as you.
city, this is a special edition of "nightline," "giving thanks: darius' dream tour." >> good evening and happy thanksgiving, i'm cynthia mcfadden. on this day dedicated to giving thanks, we want to introduce you to a young man whose story is a testament to the power of friendship and the strength of the spirit. his name is darius weems and his life has been an incredible and some might say nearly impossible journey. he lives each day with a devastating disease, duchenne muscular dystrophy, yet he's one of the most positive and inspiring people we've ever met. we're heading off on an unexpected adventure. it's hard to believe all of this started as a road trip between friends. >> it's hay hem. kind of like beatle mania. >> reporter: darius goes beatle. but seven years and many, many miles later, it's turned into this. a lesson about life from a guy who knows first hand how precious every day is. and in rural south china, maine, they are very happy he is here. it isn't the fab four bringing down the house on this rainy tuesday, but a fella named darius weems. here you are, a kid, from
are the chances? what are the chances of that exact moment? that is just nuts. >>> i got a cool home tour that is legitimately out of this world. it's the iss, the international space station. this is her sleeping pod. she says your body has no sensation which way is up. so it doesn't really mat whir-of-which way you sleep. >> it's sort of like a little phone booth but pretty comfy. i've got a sleeping bag right here that we sleep in so we don't have, sort of like a little bit of a cover. we don't fly all over the place. >> isn't this weird? it makes me feel both dizzy and claustrophobic. like, i feel queasy. >> and this is our kitchen. you might notice all sorts of foods here. it's like opening the refrigerator. you've got all the different stuff that you want to the have. drinks, meats, eggs. >> this is making me so sick? >> how is this making you sick? >> i don't know but i'm so dizzy right. >> now i can hardly watch it. >> i guess you'll never make an astronaut. >> i think the most interesting part -- going to the bathroom. >> number two, right here. i'll show you. you see, it's prett
of the president's weak leadership. >> four years ago the president began what i called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. >> yes it is! (laughter) you apologized. not only that, you bowed to leaders all over the world! that is not presidential! f.d.r. never bowed to foreign leaders. (laughter) he never even stood for them! (laughter) but obama -- (cheers and applause) -- obama, obama will bow to anyone! hell, after the debate he bowed to romney's grandson! (laughter) and, folks, great points by romney but it's not just what romney said it's the way he didn't say it. >> the president had a very intent look on his face. i wouldn't describe it as a mean look, i would describe it as a man looking for opportunities to strike. >> governor romney, it seemed to me, had this kind of benign default expression in which he appears to be interested most of the time, he has a slight smile on his face but not a smug one. i wonder if hi his was not the more attractive d
, the department along with sunset expert and author lawyer i ungretti will be hosting a walking tour of the central sunset district. we've received a large number of rocps. the community is very excited for the tour which will focus primarily on the history of the sunset district how it was transformed from 1925 to 1950. this walking tour is a way for us to kickoff the community events that are going to be happening in the early part of 2013 where we will be sharing the survey results of an architectural survey that was funded by the state office of historic preservation. -- of this general area. we'll share with you the historic context statement and the results of that survey once they're completed * . but in case you are interested, the location for the tour will gather at the corner of 36th avenue and kirkham street at 2:00 p.m. and again that's on november 10th of this month. i'm happy to answer any questions. thank you. >> thank you. appears to be no questions. >> commissioners, that will place you on item 10, commerce and industry inventory 2011, informational presentation. th
tours. we will answer plenty of questions about the moose boat. it is about a 20 minute response to this area from the point. now we will have it with other marine equipment and vessels, and we will be able to get to where we need to much sooner. i saw mayor lee looking very closely at those jet skis. we call them personal watercraft. we will make sure we get a life vest on you. john martin is an expert swimmer. in case of emergency, we can send john in. thank you very much. we appreciate you coming out. we will be prepared for any emergency, and it is an honor to serve. among to acknowledge my team. i am here with my deputy chief of operations, and deputy chief mike morris, who oversees the airport division. he is capably assisted by our fire department chaplain, who i believe is going to bless this facility and start us off on the right foot. thank you, and have a good afternoon. >> it is my pleasure to introduce the fire department chaplain, john green. [applause] >> the real reason i was invited to date is because we are going to have a second collection to help pay for this
. jackie said that when she also complained about the pressure of being on tour, the queen gave her a glance of and advice that one gets classy with time. when the president was assassinated in 1963, she was prevented from her doctors from attending the memorial service at the intensity was the beetle. yet she insisted on having her own memorial service at st. george's chapel windsor and she invited 400 american service men to attend the service and have a floor of windsor castle afterwards. when winston churchill died in january of 1965 the queen gave him the supreme honor of a full state funeral. lyndon johnson desperately wanted to be there to represent his country but he was in hospital with acute bronchitis. 4 three days johnson pressed for special accommodations including bringing his own chair to the funeral, arranging shelter from the rain, and being allowed to sit while others were standing. the queen granted all of his requests and thoughtfully invited him to a private audience at buckingham palace after the funeral. unfortunately johnson's doctors forbade him from making
eisenhower sent his vice president on a tour beginning in asia and continuing to part of the subcontinent. during the fall of 1953, president eisenhower told the vice president that he should take pat with him. now she realized that this trip was going to be work. it was going to be interesting. pat described it exactly the same words in a lettersha she wrote to the good friend next month. along with a minimal entee roughing that included a military aid, a flight sergeant, three press representative nixon's administrative assistant and the other only trip rosemary wood they embarrassed on the 42,000 mile journey. in a little more than two months they visited over fifteen countries, attended hundreds of state dinners, participated in tons of ceremonies and spoke with millions of people. the state department had briefed the group on the many countries and people they would be visiting. pat took these briefings very much to heart. in fact, one member of the group told reporter a few years later that pat had served as a group's walking encyclopedia. whenever they needed information about the
and blended in with the crowd going through the white house. i joined a tour. it was not a tour because it was really just people walking through. you got that if you got the congressional tour. this was just the general public. so, i went down. they eventually push you out the front door. you go out on pennsylvania avenue. mind you, my bedroom was right above -- imagine the front of the white house, pennsylvania avenue. they have these big lanterns there. that is where our rooms were. people would come through 7:00 in the morning on these congressional tours making a lot of noise when i was trying to sleep. i imagined my last day i was going to fill up a balloon with water and drop it. [laughter] in the end, i was much more mature then so i did not do it. i decided i would go out. i walked out pennsylvania avenue and cut to the gate. there i was. they walked me out. uh-oh. some secret service agent is going to get in trouble. i told the gate, "i'm lynda johnson." would you tell my secret service agent i have escaped? [laughter] they came out and found me and brought me home. [laughter]
waves can sweep people way, they're reminding boaters to avoid sailing touring -- during the storm. be careful. you should check to make sure the boat is tied to a dock or anchored before the storm moves in. >> it will be a test for the bay bridge project. caltrans met to figure out how to secure equipment and materials and to avoid polluting the bay when rains come. we will have that story later in a live report you'll see on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the approach serves as a reminder to make sure you're ready for a natural hazard, prepare is at abc 7 under see it on tv. >> today a school bus burst into flames, firefighters credit the driver with rescuing a girl in a wheelchair. the driver lifted the student and carried her to safety. you can see in these pictures provided by the school district the flames gutted the bus. abc 7 news is at the bus barn now and will be reporting live on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> and santa clara county 15-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in qex a deadly crime spree. police arrested the boy friday, they believe he, and this man murdered 22-
, this wednesday, that i have to mention. i'm a volunteer guide, tour guide, at city hall, as many of you know. a bit before noon on wednesday i was on my way to meet a friend for lunch before my tour and as i was rolling east on fell between masonic and central, a bicyclist was riding west on the sidewalk on fell street. i asked him politely to please not ride on the sidewalk. i said please, i didn't yell. as he said past me, he yelled something i could not understand. a few minutes later when i was on fell between lion and baker near the old sp hospital, i heard a screech of brakes and tires behind me on the sidewalk and felt the near presence of something behind me. before i could stop and turn around, a cyclist sped past me from behind. it was the same cyclist. this was unnerving, to say the least, and is still when i think about it. a woman was standing near the fence of the old sp building smoking. she told me that she saw what happened and that the bicyclist came close to me. i told her that he was the same cyclist as before. she was appalled and told me she's had many bad exp
in oakland last night. investigators say a fight broke out aboard a tour bus. he smashed the man in the head with the bottle. the cause of the fight hasn't been released but people say they were startled to hear of the arrest. >> surprising. i mean, he is big time. he was doing the show out here. kind of shocking to hear that from a guy who has a lot to lose. >> katt williams has been released and we spoke with officials who tell us he will perform as scheduled tomorrow night. >>> oil refineries under the microscope as the committee held a hearing into this year's change of gas price spikes. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us live where the chevron refinery was crippled last august. >> reporter: of the 8 largest price spikes in the last 15 years, four of them occurred in 2012, including our all time high. the key question, did numerous outages cause real shortages or were they caused by a few exercising their market power or did they with hold fuel to spike prices? >> we have companies in position to raise prices. important, there is nothing illegal, no law against them doing that. >>
and his wife, camilla, the butch he is of cornwall, have toured parts of sydney, taking in a quick ride across the harbor, before meeting members of the australian defense borders. the royal couple are on a six-day tour of australia to mark the diamond jubilee. the biggest syrian opposition bloc, the syrian national council, is under pressure to join up with other rebel groups to create a more unified leadership. nations supporting the opposition have tied the promise of increased financial support to a restructuring of the opposition. representatives of the key rebel organizations have been meeting in doha, the capital of qatar, to discuss the formation of a single 60-member leadership group which would present itself as, they say, the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. well, while those talks are taking place, the violence inside the country continues. lena reports from damascus. >> there has been an escalation of violence this week in syria. government forces have bombarded several cities, and there were clashes on the ground with the group, the free syrian army. da
saw the pictures chris christie and president obama toured the storm-ravaged coast of new jersey yesterday. christie knows who was there to help when new jersey needed it. so now the big question is christie going to stay with the man he had previously endorsed or will he throw his substantial weight behind president obama? don't hold your breath. okay. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here on the "full court press." first, here she is with a current news update today lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. campaign schedules are getting back on track today as romney heads to virginia and president obama has a very busy day ahead of him. first, he starts off the day in green bay, wisconsin for a rescheduled event that he had to cancel tuesday to deal with hurricane sandy. then he is off to nevada, colorado and ohio. yesterday, obama toured the aftermath of hurricane sandy in new jersey along with governor chris christie who had nothing but kind words for t
. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they'
heart of tenderloin at the y. i had an opportunity to go on a tour with don flak so i'm happy to move this forward with a motion to approve and also as a committee report. >> we could take that without objection. also before we actually i gavel down, i would like to get a tour of the site to work that in the next month or so. it would be great and i know it's a great milestone for our city that this project is coming to fruition. so we'll approve that. send it forward as a committee report with recommendation. [ gavel ] thank you item no. 3, please. >> item no. 3, resolution retroactively authorizing the department of environment to spend a grant in the amount of $2,977,000 from the california public utilities commission through pacific gas & electric company to continue with an energy use and demand reduction through energy-efficiency program in the city and county of san francisco for the period of october 15th, 2012 through december 31, 2012. >> mr. rodriguez, welcome. >> thank you, guillermo rodriguez, department of the environment. the department is requesting the com
are here doing our building san francisco tour. we're going to have a very interesting tour of elevators in sanford cisco. we have all gotten into an elevator, the doors have closed, and it has carried us to our destination. have you ever wondered how elevators were -- work? we check out the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are very fortunate today to have an expert with those who is going to walk us are around elevators in san francisco. can you tell us about the history of elevators in san francisco? the measure -- >> sure. the history of elevator technology evolves with the city. first elevators were installed for moving materials in the 1860's. in the 1870's, the first passenger elevator was installed, and that allowed building heights to go up to about seven floors. starting in the 18 eighties, 1890's, the first electric elevators were installed. that allowed for buildi
wanted their voices to be heard. touring the country and sharing gen-x 7 as a. her mainstream reputation grew with her novel. theses san francisco public library took notice and asked her if she would begin carrying a monthly reading series based on her community. >> a lot of the raiders that i work with our like underground writers. they're just coming at publishing and at being a writer from this underground way. coming in to the library is awesome. very good for the library to show this writing community that they are welcome. at first, people were like, you want me to read at the library, really? things like that. >> as a documentary, there are interviews -- [inaudible] >> radar readings are focused on clear culture. strayed all others might write about gay authors. gay authors might write about universal experiences. the host creates a welcoming environment for everybody. there is no cultural barrier to entry. >> the demographic of people who come will match the demographic of the reader. it is very simple. if we want more people of color, you book more people of color. you want mor
their heads. >> former marine served a tour in iraq and one in afghanistan. he is take can part in the vehicle to tech hack-a-thon. he was trained as a network engineer but the training he learned is uses in a high to go industry. >> i've one told it's outdated, military background, the software and everything i worked with. >> the program is the brain childhood of catherine webster. she saw the need to provide transitional help to vets who had technical training in the service but find it hard to find a job in the private sector. >> they can do the jobs with just a little training. >> she paired mentors with returning vets, looking for one of the estimated high-tech jobs available in the pay -- bay area. >> here to get the skills they're looking for. >> others are looking for a place to live. they're about to open a new commons. 75 chronically homeless and disabled vets will soon be able to call this home. >> for as long as they wouldn't to for the rest of their life. >> leon is the chief operating officer of source to plow shares. he says it has taken six years to make this a reality. there
a little training. >> she matched mentors with vets. former marine corps network engineer served two tours in afghan and -- afghanistan and one in iraq. >> four interviews and, we're sorry, you're not what we're looking for. >> he has been told his military trek nick cal training outdated and not transferable. while some veterans trying to find the job, others are left looking for a place to year. so this is about to open a new veterans center. vets will soon be able to call this home. >> for as long as they want to, the rest of their life. it's permanent housing. >> he is the chief operating officer and says it's taken six years to make this a reality for homeless vets there more than 60,000 homeless vets in the u.s. ronald jones served six years in the army and has been homeless off and on for 12 years. soon he will move into the montana. >> the best veteran day gift i could get. >> joe and other vets will get medical care, counseling, camaraderie, and a police to -- place call home. the veteran common is the first housing for veterans to open in san francisco since 2000. they'll we hold
in and construct monstrous homes without any regard to the aesthetics of our neighbors and i think the acterek tour in our valley stands for itself it's a beautiful communal area and furthermore, these monstrous homes do nothing but create less affordable housing, four bedrooms and three and-a-half baths there is no larger structure on my block and so i guess in closing, i wouldic i would like to that i thank you all for your time and thank you for any consideration given to my request and as you all as not taken a walking tour of knowy valley, i think you would find the history and actech tour worth appreciating thank you for your time. >> thank you are there any other speakers in favor of the d r? come up >>> thank you for this opportunity my name is dated measuringcal and my husband john and i have the adjacent mabels to the east side. we just celebrated living in our home for 39 years that we moved in on november 11th 19 sny we take great pride and a lot of pride in our home in the past 39 years. we refer to the previous owners of 481 jersey street to expand the property and out after
.s. president barack obama arrives in southeast asia on sunday for a tour that's causing controversy before it has even begun. patchari raksawong in bangkok has the story. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappen pip. human rights say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser tom donilon defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last
the senator is touring the red cross super storm headquarters in baltimore. the senator will meet with volunteers helping those affected by sandy. 200 red cross workers from concerned the country. they have been deployed to the maryland delaware area to provide disaster assistance. >>> san did i was a storm that brought different kinds of weather to our area. that doesn't mean you didn't see something. governor o'malley will be in garrett county. sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in that area. garrett county could see another 3 to 5 inches before the week is over, and people can starting digging out. thousands in that county are without power this morning. >>> baltimore city officials did everything possible to prepare for sandy. you may remember this scene, that's where people could get sandbags. the baltimore city department of transportation wants to make sure you dispose that sand properly. today and tomorrow you can return the bags to dropoff locations set up around the city. they're going to be open from 10 in the morning. just a reminder sand should not be dumped in sto
into the future. >> thailand is just the first stop of the president's three-nation tour of asia. later today he visits myanmar, something no president of the united states has ever done. mr. obama wraps up his tour in cambodia where he'll attend the east asia summit. we are getting some new details about what may have happened in the moments before a train collided with a truck during a parade. four military vets died in the accident. and a neighborhood bar damaged by sandy becomes the lifeline the community now needs. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambion to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> now an update on the horrifying crash that killed four veterans at a texas parade last week. federal officials say video footage shows the truck carrying the veterans tried to cross the rail tracks while
gathered in west palm beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the imprisonment of bethesda resident alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. he said he was only trying to provide internet service to cuba's small jewish community. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano visited new york city on sunday and toured staten island. right now thousands remain pout power and -- remain without power and are in shelters two weeks after the storm hit. fema is committed to helping everyone in the region impacted by sandy. >> the number one issue as we move forward is the housing. now finally identifying those houses susceptible to quick repair and then helping people get the quick repairs so they can get back in, begin the cleanout process and the like. >> staten island was particularly hard hit by the storm. right now nearly 67,000 customers are still without power. >>> help is on the way for new jersey residents still reeling from the storm. some local verizon employees
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